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Economic history and conditions

  • History of US Economy Since World War IIby John F. Walker; Harold G. Vatter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 50.95

    A collection of articles covering the economic history of the US over the last 50 years. It is selective in its coverage of important issues not often treated historically, such as the economics of medical care and the educational system. more...

  • The New Industrial Stateby John Kenneth Galbraith; Sean Wilentz; James K. Galbraith

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.50

    With searing wit and incisive commentary, John Kenneth Galbraith redefined America's perception of itself in The New Industrial State , one of his landmark works. The United States is no longer a free-enterprise society, Galbraith argues, but a structured state controlled by the largest companies. Advertising is the means by which these companies... more...

  • American Economic Historyby James Olson; Abraham Mendoza

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    A study of the U.S. economy is important to understanding U.S. politics, society, and culture. To make that study easier, this dictionary offers concise essays on more than 1,200 economics-related topics. Entries cover a broad array of pivotal information on historical events, legislation, economic terms, labor unions, inventions, interest groups,... more...

  • Federalist Tycoonby Timothy H. Kistner

    UPA 2015; US$ 64.99

    After the War of 1812, Thorndike concluded his career as the leading venture capitalist financing the early Industrial Revolution. Sadly, his story is little known. Federalist Tycoon pulls Thorndike's life and career from the shadows and fully examines his impact on American economic development. more...

  • The Industrial Structure of American Cities (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography)by Gunnar Alexandersson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    This book analyzes the distribution of the urban population in an industrialized country. The USA was chosen as the object of the study because it had, at the time of writing, in 1956, the largest population for which homogeneous and comparable statistics were available. The first step in the quantitative analysis of population distribution, according... more...

  • International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2015by UNIDO

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    A unique and comprehensive source of information, this book is the only international publication providing economists, planners, policymakers and business people with worldwide statistics on current performance and trends in the manufacturing sector. more...

  • Agricultural Prairiesby K. R. Krishna

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    Preface The Great Plains of North America: Natural Resources, Prairie Crops, and Agricultural Productivity Cerrados of Brazil: Natural Resources of Semi-Arid Prairies, Crops, and Productivity The Pampas of South America: Natural Resources, Environment, and Crop Production European Plains and Russian Steppes: Natural Resources, Environment,... more...

  • Hard Living in America's Heartlandby Paula W. Dáil

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Despite living hard, endlessly challenging lives, the rural poor remain tirelessly optimistic, believing things will get better next year. As one struggling farmer explained, "Sometimes I feel like a jackass in a hailstorm--I just have to stand here and take it...but what the hell--it'll stop hailing sooner or later." The struggle to... more...

  • Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introductionby Jonathan Rees

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    This book provides a descriptive, episodic yet analytical synthesis of industrialization in America. It integrates analysis of the profound economic and social changes taking place during the period between 1877 and the start of the Great Depression. The text is supported by 30 case studies to illustrate the underlying principles of industrialization... more...

  • The Rise of Big Governmentby Harold G. Vatter; John F. Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    The Rise of Big Government chronicles the phenomenal growth of local, state, and federal government over the last 100 years. The authors explain this growth by arguing that public and social acceptance of government intervention has allowed government to maintain a presence at all levels of the economy. The authors take issue with the opposing argument... more...